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Special Guest Classes: Michele Bernstein

We’re very excited to announce that Michele Bernstein (Pdxknitterati) is returning to Stash on September 21st to teach 2 great information-packed classes!

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These classes are filled with tips and techniques that every knitter should have in their bag of tricks. Michele’s first class of the day focuses on fixing common knitting mistakes, while the second class will teach you a variety of cast-ons and bind-offs. Each of these classes offers valuable information that can help you navigate the crazy fun world of knitting!

Each class is $40 or make a day of it and pay $70 for both classes! Call the shop (541-753-9276) or stop by to register. Space is limited for both classes.

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TINK, DROP, FROG: HOW DO I FIX THIS with Michele Bernstein

September 21  l 10:30-12:30pm

Does your knitting come to a screeching halt when you discover you’ve made a mistake? Learn how to fix (and notice!) common knitting mistakes!

Skill Level: Beginner- students must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and bind off. Skills Learned: Picking up dropped stitches, unknitting stitch by stitch (tinking), tearing out several rows at a time (frogging) and other common mistakes. Materials: One skein of bulky-weight yarn (plain, light color is best), a set of 10.5 needles and one crochet hook in size G, H, or I. Homework: Knit one flat, stockinette stitch swatch. Cast-on 20 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch for 16 rows. Leave your swatch on your needles and bring it to class!

$40

CAST ON, BIND OFF with Michele Bernstein

September 21  l  1:30-3:30pm

How many cast ons do you know? Why do you use the one that you use? Tired of running out of yarn with your long tail cast on? Come to class and learn some new tricks! We’ll cover long tail, knitting on, cable cast on, crochet provisional cast on, and maybe more depending on time. We’ll also talk about when/why you might choose one over another, and some bind offs that go well with your new cast ons.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: Smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn and straight or 24” circular needles in the appropriate size for your yarn.

$40

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Classes: Tink, Drop, Frog and Holiday Stocking

We’re very excited to announce that Michele Bernstein (Pdxknitterati) is returning to Stash on October 6th to teach a couple of classes! Last time she was here, her classes were very popular and all the students had a fantastic time!

This time around she’ll be teaching 2 great information-packed classes. We’ve had many knitters express interest in a class about fixing their mistakes, so the first class of the day will be just that.

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Tink, Drop, Frog: How Do I Fix This? will take place on Saturday October 6th from 10:30-12:30! The cost is $20. During this class you’ll learn how to fix and notice common knitting mistakes. Learning the skills to fix your mistakes is something that will definitely help take your knitting to the next level!

Skill Level: Beginner – Students must know how to cast-on, knit, purl. and bind-off
Skills Learned: Picking up dropped stitches, unknitting stitch by stitch (tinking), tearing out rows at a time (frogging), and other common mistakes
Materials: One skein bulky-weight yarn (plain, light color is best), a set of US 10.5 needles, and one crochet hook in size G, H, or I Stash Recommendation: Sweet Georgia Superwash Bulky and Addi Lace circular needles.Receive 15% off class materials purchased in store.
Homework: Knit one flat, stockinette stitch swatch. Cast-on 20 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch for 16 rows. Leave your swatch on the needles and bring to class!

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I know you knitters don’t want to hear it yet, but the Holiday Knitting season is quickly approaching. Why not learn how to do stranded fair isle knitting while working on a Holiday Stocking for a loved one (or yourself!)? The Holiday Stocking class will also be on October 6th. The class runs from 1:30-4:30 and costs $35.

During this class students will learn how to make a traditional Christmas Stocking with a snowflake motif worked in 3 colors. You’ll learn how to knit from a colorwork chart and turn a heel. How fun would it be to make a stocking for a loved one in their favorite sports team colors? Or how about traditional red, green, and white?

Skill Level:Intermediate – Students must know how to cast-on, knit, purl, knit in the round and bind off
Skills Learned: Knitting from a colorwork chart, turning a tiny heel so you’ll know how when the time comes
Materials: Three coordinating colors of worsted weight yarn (75 g of main color, 25 g of each contrast color), 16” circular needle in US 7 or 8, and size 7 or 8 double-pointed needles. Includes Michelle’s Snowflake Stocking pattern. Stash Recommends: Imperial Yarns Columbia and Hiya Hiya needles. Receive 15% off class materials purchased in store.
Homework: Please complete the ribbing of your stocking so you are ready to begin the colorwork section. Also, on dpns cast-on 12 stitches and work as folllows: Row 1: Slip 1, knit to end of row, Row 2: Slip 1, purl to end of row, Repeat these 2 rows until you have completed 10 rows. We will turn this tiny heel in class.

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There are a limited number of spots available for both of these classes, so call the shop at 541-753-9276 or stop by to register!

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Fun at the Trunk Show

It’s been about a week and a half since the Knitted Wit and PDXKnitterati Trunk Show at Stash, but the effects are still lingering. We have new yarn and patterns in stock from both designers: Bulkan, a Merino Cashmere Nylon aran weight yarn, and This Little Ziggy hat and vest. I’ve already cast on for the hat using Knitted Wit’s polwarth silk DK yarn, and it is a dream to work with.

But back to the trunk show…

Lorajean and Michelle drove down from Portland with a station wagon full of baskets and bins of yarn and sample knits. It was a sight to behold, and I could barely contain my excitement as they each unpacked their wares. Isn’t this vintage orange suitcase full of woolens sweet?

I think we all had a fun afternoon of yarn appreciation, social knitting, and project planning.  I know I came away with a few new projects on my to-do list!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support these independent business ladies!  I’m so proud to have their work at Stash, and am happy that you like it, too.

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Our next trunk show is with Salem hand-dyer Stephania Fregosi of Three Fates Yarns on December 17 from 2-5pm.

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